About the Jacksonville Mini Maker Faire

Jacksonville Mini Maker Faire is a celebration of both the innovative spirit of the region’s burgeoning Maker Movement and the collaborative nature of North East Florida. It seeks to bring learning to life by sparking creativity in every citizen. The 2018 Jacksonville Mini Maker Faire is produced by the Museum of Science & History (MOSH) with the support of a large community of makers, sponsors, and organizations.

Follow the development of the Jacksonville Mini Maker Faire on Twitter @jaxmakerfaire, Instagram @jaxmakerfaire, as well as on its Facebook fan page.

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A Maker Faire is about celebrating learning and doing – not just the finished and perfect end product.  It’s a place to show projects, and share what we’re learning with others.

What Is Maker Faire?

Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker Movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning.

Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers. They are of all ages and backgrounds. The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect and grow this community.

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The original Maker Faire event was held in San Mateo, CA and in 2017 celebrated its twelfth annual show with some 1200+ exhibits and 150,000 people in attendance. World Maker Faire New York, the other flagship event, has grown in seven years to 900+ makers and 95,000 attendees. Thirty-four larger scale Maker Faires occur in cities around the world—Berlin, Paris, Rome, Tokyo, and Shenzhen to name a few— and over 175 community-driven, independently organized Mini Maker Faires are now being produced in the United States and in 40 other countries around the world.

Maker Faire is supported by Make: magazine and Maker Media.

About Make: Magazine:

Make Magazine Cover

Make: is the first magazine devoted entirely to Do-It-Yourself (DIY) technology projects.
Make: unites, inspires, informs, and entertains a growing community of resourceful people who undertake amazing projects in their backyards, basements, and garages.
Make: celebrates your right to tweak, hack, and bend any technology to your will.

Besides the magazine and the faire, Make:
and Maker Media is:

  • a vital online stream of news and projects, blog.makezine.com;
  • a retail outlet for kits and books, the Maker Shed;
  • a steady stream of fun and instruction via our YouTube channel;
  • Make: Projects, a library of projects with step-by-step instructions;
  • a publisher of best-in-category titles via Make: Books, including introductions to electronics, Raspberry Pi, 3D printing, Arduino and more.